Monday, November 17, 2008

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

Okay, I know I am really pretty lat
e in writing this post, but I just couldn't miss out on Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! I have been so busy with school. I had to right a report for my English 111 class that has been taking professor, she has been va bit of time. Not by any fault of myery helpful, the reason this has taken so long, is because I decided to change what I was going to write on two days ago! I just finished it, and thought that I owed it to myself to get this blog post up. I mean, I have preparing it for how many days, a lot! So this is pretty cool, my mom is starting her cookbook (finally!), it has been like pulling teeth in order to get her to do this. She is probably the best chef that is on the face of this planet. So this week it has been a nonstop cook-a-thon, just so that we can get pictures of all of her food! It would be me who is taking all of the pictures, since I am the one that owns the really cool camera! Anyway enough about this, lets get out hands dirty in the garden! It sort of feels odd writing and seeing all the pictures of leaves since it is snowing outside! Ahhh, the first snow! Okay, I am ready to pack up the luggage and go to Puerto Rico, yeah! I will have to post some pics of my trip to Puerto Rico, and hopefully when I go next summer you will all get the chance to see and travel with me in the pictures that I bring back. Any who, enough of the tropics...brrr its cold!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let us take this time to honor all of the veterans that have served America both today and in the past. It takes a lot of guts to put their lives out on the line all the time, and I think that it is fitting that we at least set aside one day to commemorate their heroism. As I am sure you all have heard the saying, "Freedom is Free." It is these young men and women that give us the opportunity to enjoy this Freedom, and for that I am extremely grateful! Today remember to say thanks to a veteran, and to remember all that they have done to keep America great!

~God Bless America

Friday, November 7, 2008

Painting a Passion

So I thought that I would break away from the usual garden "stuff" I usually post on, and instead head off in a new direction today. While surfing Blotanical (a blog site that catalogs different gardening blogs) I discovered, in a round about way, a blog called Never Enough Time, and might I say, she inspired me! Balisha (the owner of the blog) was talking about how she loves to paint, and how painting has helped her look at the true beauty of nature and the world around her. As I was reading this blog post, as I recommend all of you to do the same, it became clear to me that I too must share one of my life passions with you. That passion is, the passion of art.
Oh how I love art. When I was young, and I know all the old people on this blog will tell me that I am still young, I would always be drawing. And like all kids, I would draw whenever, wherever, and on whatever I could. I will not lie, this got me into a lot of trouble, especially when I started drawing on the doors, walls, and my mom's wood furnishing. Don't worry though, I got smart, I started writing other's names instead of my own...Ah, go'da love that old noggin of mine!
I can remember when I was younger, my best friend Zack and I would always be drawing things, whether they were comics, cartoons, or just anything! I quickly grew out of the comic and cartoon stage, and moved onto greater things. At the age of 16, I coerced my mother to let me take art lessons. For the longest time I had wanted to paint, my mom had painted when she was younger, and still had some of her pieces of art work around the house. This made me want to paint even more. One of the family's oldest and dearest friends, had taken art work from a lady who is absolutely the Michale Angelo of her time! So I convinced my mom, that if she would drive me to art lessons, I would pay for the supplies and everything else. It WORKED, Mom agreed, and since then I have loved every moment of it.
The first picture that I painted was A Painted Bunting. For my first painting, I am very proud, many people do not believe me when I tell them that it was my first painting ever. But alas, it is true *blush*!
The second picture that I did is Puerto Rican Mission, this picture was one that I took when I was visiting some of my relatives in PR. It is one of the many Puerto Rican missions there, but I think that it is my favorite out of them all.
Last but shirly not least is the most recent one that I am working on. This is a picture of a Pawpaw Flower. For those of you who do not know what a pawpaw flower is, I will explain. A pawpaw is a type of native American fruit that tastes much like mix between a banana and a mango, very tropical! In the spring time the trees get little black flowers the adorn the limbs of these trees, and that is what I was painting. . . a pawpaw flower!